My current work in progress:

Sundew,by Martin Storey, knit from Rowan Softyak DK, using 3.25mm and 4mm needles.

In the Spring

In the Spring a knitter’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of small projects. (With apologies to Alfred, Lord Tennyson for butchering one of his lines.) Small projects, you say? How about footwear?

I was sent this new book for review:


This is Happy Feet by Cathy Carron, which has a publication date of April 1, 2014 — yesterday.

This is not just a book of sock patterns. Well, sock patterns it has, but it has all sorts of knitted items for your feet.

How about some legwarmers?


Or “yoga socks?”


Or slippers?


There are also plenty of socks in this book. They range from plain:


To crazy:


To amazing!


You can check out all 33 fun patterns on the book’s Ravelry page, here.

There is also a lot of great information on sock construction and step by step illustrated directions for techniques you need for some of the projects in the book. All in all a great book, with a little something for everyone.

The publisher, Sixth & Spring Books, has generously offered me a second copy to give away in a blog contest. Who’d like it?

To be entered in the drawing, leave a comment on this blog post by 11:00 am eastern time on Sunday, April 6, 2014. We will select a winner via the Random Number Generator at that time.

Loki Sez


“Mo-o-o-o-o-o-om . . . aren’t you finished on the computer yet?


  1. Ryan D. B. says:

    Just started getting really into socks and this book looks like a great addition to the library.

  2. What great patterns. Want to knit all the things. 🙂

  3. Thinking of casting on a new pair of socks tonight…maybe I should wait a few days…

  4. I believe one can never have too many sock books! Looks like a fun one!

  5. I’d love to win!
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  6. Esther McDonald says:

    Hi Wendy, it certainly would be fun to win that sock book!

    And Loki just gets prettier and prettier.

  7. Love the keyboard thigh high socks.
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  8. Thanks for a chance at the book Wendy. That picture of Loki that ends the post is great. What a halo he has!

  9. Looks like a great book! Thanks for the give-away.

  10. MamaSue says:

    Looks like a fun book. Count me in!

  11. Sandra Kerr says:

    What a fun looking book!

  12. Looks like a great book! I’d love to win a copy. Oh, and, as always, Loki is adorable. If I win, can you add him to my prize package?

  13. When did leg warmers come back? All of a sudden they are everywhere. Can off the shoulder sweatshirts be far behind?

  14. I can’t believe I’m not tired of sock patterns yet, but I’m not! I get excited about every new book that comes out!

  15. kathyann says:

    I’ve knitted three pairs of socks this winter. I would love this book.

  16. commenting… as in please, please, please pick me oh random number generator!! And yes, Loki, she is done now. go play with Mom!!

  17. Lora Welt says:

    This might cure my SS Syndrome.

  18. What a nice book! I’m into sock knitting now for next winter.

    Loki is looking more handsome every time I see a new picture of him!

  19. I’d love to win a copy of this book. 😀

  20. Looks like a fascinating book. Hope RNG picks me…..

  21. I love knitting socks and I love Happy Feet yarn. A book on sock knitting from Happy Feet. Count me in!

  22. Tina in NJ says:

    Looks like good, thorough book. Thanks for the chance.

  23. Michelle says:

    Love to make more socks! Have all of your books by the way:)

  24. Cecilia David says:

    Loki’s facial expressions are so wonderful. Cd

  25. Susan Forman says:

    Thank you for a chance to win this book. I have yet to knit a sock!!

  26. I’m enjoying my operation sock drawer this year! More socks!
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  27. Those slippers are my Christmas gifts in waiting. Love these patterns!

  28. A book like this may actually inspire me to finally knit a pair of socks!

  29. Ladyoga says:

    Very interesting book and comments. I knitt socks only since two months and like this. It is very fun !!

  30. My eight year old granddaughter takes piano lessons and would LOVE those piano key socks!

  31. would be a wonderful book to win. thanks for the chance

  32. Susan M says:

    I would LOVE to win the book….Loki is such a cutie!!

  33. Thanks for organizing the giveaway. The book looks great. Love the crazy socks and the piano key ones as well. Loki looks like my kids did whenever I was busy!!

  34. Oooh, that book looks like great fun. As for Loki, he’s such a handsome boy. I think he’s telling my cats to give me that same look that he’s giving you in that photo, Wendy. 🙂

  35. Those socks look like fun — count me in!

  36. Would love that book! I have a love affair with socks but so far haven’t tried to knit my own, think I’ll have to change that now 🙂

  37. The Piano keys socks look fun to make. Hope I get picked.

  38. Wow! What a fun collection of patterns…and I just happen to have a bloated sock yarn stash…

  39. MIchelle B. says:

    Oh! So many cute sock patterns, so little time!

  40. Patti D. says:

    Please include my name for the Happy Feet giveaway. Thanks.

  41. Ceecy Nucker says:

    Want, want, want! Great patterns. If (HA!) when I don’t win it, it’s going on my list.

  42. I would like a chance at that book. But I haven’t got a copy of the sock books you wrote, yet. Any chance at one of them? 🙂

  43. Karen Marshall says:

    What an awesome book. Would love a chance at it!

  44. Mary Lee says:

    Those yoga socks crack me up!

  45. LaVelle Nott says:

    Loki is so adorable, he looks like Mr Personality.

  46. Katherine Myers says:

    I need this book!

  47. Anita T. says:

    I would love to win this book, thank you.

  48. annalilly says:

    I’d love to have a copy of this book. Yay for feet. 🙂

  49. I keep telling myself that I’m going to learn to knit socks. I already knit sweaters with fair isle, cables, lace, etc. I mean, how hard can socks be? And yet, I have still not even started a sock. This book would be wonderful and would (hopefully) prompt me to knit my first pair of socks. (I already have tons of sock yarn, just waiting for my needles)
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  50. Looks like a great book. I love knitting socks. This would give me some new inspiration. Loki is looking good.

  51. Cute patterns a very nice book 🙂

  52. More sock patterns would work for me.

    Loki looks like he is really needing some lap time….

  53. Oh wow! I wonder what kind of toe-up socks are in there…
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  54. I thought you were the last word on socks. These look crazy!

  55. CatSamalea says:

    Beautiful book! Thank you for the opportunity to win it!

  56. Mildred Pettyjohn says:

    Would love the chance to win a book from Wendy Knits!

  57. Beth Cormier says:

    What a great book! I’ve been afraid to try knitting socks, but I think this book would persuade me. I love the yoga socks.

  58. Fun! Both the book and Loki!

  59. Would love a chance at the book. My sock knitting needs all the help it can get.

  60. Linda Swenson says:

    Lots of great things for feet in this book!

  61. Looks like a fun, happy book.

  62. This winter I discovered the joy of wool on my feet. I can’t get enough!
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  63. My granddaughter who plays the piano would LOVE the piano socks!

    Might make them a little shorter though! She is learning to knit – will soon pass me..

  64. What a fun-looking book! ! Pick me, pick me!

  65. I love great sock books and this one looks like it fits the bill.

  66. What fun looking projects, just the thing for my short attention span, instant gratification knitting.

  67. I love the “crazy” ones! Those are definitely the ones I’d make first.

  68. Kathryn says:

    Yes! I would love to take this book ‘off your hands’. Really cute socks and accessories.

  69. This looks like my kind of knitting book! Maybe I will get lucky this time!!! Thanks for making this available.